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Stillman House

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1917, Einar Broaten. 400 N. 3rd St.
  • Stillman House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

Within the town of Clear Lake itself is this two-story Prairie-style dwelling designed by a Prairie architect from Mason City, Einar Broaten. The tall, rectangular, boxlike form of the house was brought down to mirror more closely the horizontality of the prairie by a projecting stucco banding carried below the sills of the second-floor windows; by a spreading low-pitched gable roof over the entrance; by an attached garage wing to one side (note the original garage door); and by an exterior porch which extends out from the other side. While the Stillman house is not as idiosyncratic as several of Broaten's houses in Mason City, it does represent a peculiar gathering together of Prairie stylistic elements.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Stillman House", [Clear Lake, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 369-369.

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